ERIC Number: ED110714
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A Status Report on the Personal Finance Course.
Petrello, George J.
The personal finance survey was designed to investigate the scope and success of personal finance courses on the collegiate level. A 12-item questionnaire was mailed to heads of departments or deans at 32 colleges offering economics and business administration courses. Limited to one page, the questionnaire was designed so that questions could be answered with check marks or one-word answers. Twenty-six questionnaires (81 percent) were returned. We believe the results of the survey indicate that the concept of instruction in personal finance has successfully passed the experimental stage. The course is open to business majors as well as to non-majors in 54 percent of the responses. Generally the course requires no prerequisites, and in 62 percent of the schools freshmen can take the course. All schools responding included investments, insurance, borrowing, and savings as content covered. Student attitudes toward personal finance compared favorably with attitudes toward other courses. A surprisingly large number of respondents cited the use of case problems, visual aids, and independent assignments for instruction. The raw score results and percentages are presented. (Author/PR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Wagner Coll., Staten Island, NY.